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Eastern Bluebird and Bobolink in the Wild

Birds and Breakfast Nature Walk

June 3, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Free – $14.00

Birds and Breakfast Nature Walk

Saturday, June 3, 2023

7:00 to 9:00 am

Come discover the many bird species breeding in the fields and forests around Enfield Shaker Museum, a cherished spot known to the Shakers as “Chosen Vale.”  The morning will begin with a one-mile hike that includes the Shaker Feast Ground on Mt. Assurance, spectacular views of Mascoma Lake, and a forested trail in the Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area.  We’ll conclude the morning with coffee, donuts, and more bird-watching around the Museum gardens and grounds.  Bring binoculars and proper footwear for a one-mile hike on varied terrain. The Birds and Breakfast Nature Walk will be led by Gail McPeek and Dr. Len Reitsma. Meet at the Great Stone Dwelling.

Limited to 15 participants. Advance registration is required.

Museum Members – Free

Non-Members – Free with Regular Museum Admission

Want to know more about Gail McPeek?

Gail McPeek is a retired wildlife biologist and bird watcher.  She lives in Enfield adjacent to the museum and enjoys daily walks around Chosen Vale observing the many birds in the area.  Gail is a museum Trustee and an emeritus board member of the Hanover Conservancy.

Want to know more about Dr. Len Reitsma?

Dr. Len Reitsma is professor emeritus of ecology at Plymouth State University where he taught for 30 years and did avian population ecology research with graduate and undergraduate students. He is still actively researching avian community responses to group selection harvest on two American Tree Farms and continuing a demographic study of Canada warblers in his hometown, Canaan, NH. He retired from Plymouth State in May 2021.

Images of Eastern Bluebird and Bobolink courtesy of All About Birds, The Cornell Lab Macaulay Library


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Enfield Shaker Museum
447 NH Route 4A
Enfield, NH 03748 United States
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(603) 632-4346